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In Search Of Micro Metric Taps

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In Search Of Micro Metric Taps
Posted by dueseylvr on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 9:23 PM

I am in search of a source for 0.5mm and 0.6mm taps compatible with Scale Hardware's threaded stainless steel and brass bolts sold by Model Motorcars. They no longer sell taps this small. I like to assemble and disassemble parts to check for any issues as I am building scratch built assembles prior to painting and final assembly.

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, August 22, 2019 7:41 AM

This place has them . Also, amazon sells a 31 pc tap & die set that includes an M0.5 tap and M0.7, but not the M0.6. This place has taps as small as M0.3 .

Taps seem to run in the $12 and up range, though these are all Chinese made, so quality will be suspect. There are some Swiss made taps here that seem reasonably priced.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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